I'm at a stand still currently. The Mac must be in worse shape than I thought. I tried just using my current drive which is efi but no good. So I thought of trying a Mac osx install DVD, no good, still gives the bug. Basically, unless I can figure a way around this fucking bug, this thing is never going to boot anything.
Does anyone happen to know, is there anything different or special about the efi a Mac needs versus PC? I don't think so myself so I'm wondering if there is a problem with the drive cable in the Mac.
My other option is libreboot which would solve the disc bug but I need a r-pi or something to flash the board.
>IT'S B-BLOATED!!!!1! And you're telling me you can't afford a $200 PC from the past 5 years that will run it seamlessly? Sell your 15 year old Thinkpads that can't even into AVX or non-fixed pipeline GPUs.
>SECURITY RISK!1!!!!1! Have you anything to hide? No one cares about you. You aren't developing anything significant. You aren't a threat to the current ecosystem. You aren't a terrorist/spy/lone-wolf actor. FVEY has better places to spend its resources on. You're already being watched with facial recognition, Low-Earth orbit imagery satellites, and backbone-level deep-packet inspection.
You can disable the telemetry in settings. Go a step further too and get the Enterprise edition with minimal software preinstalled.
>BROKEN AND BUGGY1!!1! In the beginning? Sure, but now its quite stable, and you'll be hardpressed to come across any problems. Linux, on the other hand, presents you with hours of work, ranging from broken audio to missing files to a lack of hardware and application support.
>NON-FREE!11!!1! You're paying for consistent updates and almost full support for any and every application in existence. The user experience and interface is only beaten by Mac OS from Apple, and is lightyears ahead of anything Linux could bring to the table.
You don't take advantage of FOSS. You've never looked into the software to determine how it works.
>MICROSOFT IS SHITTY COMPANY11!!!!!1! And Stallman is a foot-eating pedophile. Separate the art from the artist.
>NON-CUSTOMIZABLE!1!!1! Windows is utilitarian with a focus on getting shit done. It won't waste your time with hundreds of customizable options and features. It just works. Imagine spending 10 minutes writing assembly code every time you wanted to use your microwave. The people who use windows only care about the applications inside of it, not stupid crap like sub-pixel rendering and kernel parameters.
>NORMALFAG1!!!!!11! Your elitism is nothing. "Normal" people are happy, fulfilled, and have their heads on straight. You on the other hand have spent countless hours behind a screen, posting on strictly anonymous websites, angry about the state of the world and how you're so much better than everyone else.
>And you're telling me you can't afford a $200 PC from the past 5 years that will run it seamlessly? linux/bsd you can run on literally anything. not windows. >Sell your 15 year old Thinkpads the good ones aren't even 10 years old yet. >Have you anything to hide? Yes. >windows is quite stable I've had crashes and bugs on windows more times than I can count. I've never had linux crash on me, and I use rolling release distros. >Linux, on the other hand, presents you with hours of work Linux just works dude, ever tried linux mint or debian? Easy install and configuration. Ubuntu is coming out with a new installer too. >broken audio you're right that linux audio is a mess. >a lack of hardware and application support wrong there. more hardware and applications work with linux than windows by FAR. you have no idea the amount of software out there for linux, it seems. Also there's wine for practical windows applications. Meanwhile on windows you have to literally virtualize a linux instance to get applications working. LOL > You're paying for consistent updates and almost full support for any and every application in existence I'm sorry, but last I checked I couldn't run most of the stuff I use on linux in windows. also I use linux free and I get regular updates to my kernel. > The user experience and interface is only beaten by Mac OS from Apple, and is lightyears ahead of anything Linux could bring to the table.
Cyberpunk 2077 is now running on Linux in Wine using Proton DirectX emulation with Vulkan underneath. Literally no reason to ever buy any Microsoft product ever again.
Tell your employer to get fucked, OP. Microsoft is universally hated because they were and still are predatory assholes, and now that Microsoft is technically irrelevant, it's time for them to live off their retirement savings until they die.
>>14390 It's still up and got some new posters recently I think. I usually check it once a day or so, because why not (I even wrote an Expect/TCL script to log me in there automatically).
Yesterday I tried Amiga BBS "Absinthe", and this is totally old school running on real Amiga hardware. My terminal font wasn't quite setup right though (that's why there's ?'s in the screenshot I took). Gonna have to fix that somehow. They recommend using Syncterm, but fuck that, I'm an /dev/fb0 console cowboy!
>>14635 You could get this kind of graphics out of a 1980's Amiga, back when most PCs had 4 color CGA and Macs were black & white.
But wait, this is just one frame. It's actually an animation someone made with Imagine 2.0 raytracing software. Then he used genlock hardware to capture it on VHS tape.
Most computers are lame bullshit these days. I'm not surprised there's still a bunch of fans who try to keep the good old days alive. I don't have a cool old computer, but I also don't want to waste money on lame bullshit.
Ok, people on here, help me. The pic is pretty unrelated, sorry for that, haven't found anything better on my pc, meh. I have been learning some programming and unix-stuff like 2 years ago, first I got into Soython, simply because it was the best option, at least in terms what I thought. Later I got into Webcringe, learning all kinds of JS-frameworks and PHP and later even Java. Recently I got into Common Lisp, C and proper Shell scripting. In these two years, I have written some tiny scripts, but nothing I would show something. I basically haven't done anything useful or something to be proud of so far. Am I really just too retarded? I am 14 atm, I know the rules, but this board is dead enough, as that I hope that it is ok for the mods, idk.
it's cool that you even descended down the lisp/scheme route even. s-expression langs are good if you end up using emacs as you'll very quickly find yourself building small tools/code-snippets when customizing your editor. some modes of emacs are just uncomparably awesome when comparing to the other solutions that are out there.
nonetheless, it sounds like you're stuck on what to write that's useful so that you can further your experience. nowadays, everything is done through the http protocol, so it makes sense to write things that automate your interaction with it. C is starting to become an outdated language unless you need to be close to your processor or your target platform is not supported by the higher-level languages. If you want to go down the lower-level route, you can probably get more into kernel programming. For problems to solve in the lower-level space, consider tinkering around with kernel backdoors to start out.
As I mentioned, there's a lot of problems to solve within the spamming space, especially with the pervasiveness of social media. There's a number of platforms that are using APIs to allow users to collect information, but even you writing code to scrape a site for a particular user's comments which can useful to help tracking people down, or to manage a number of sockpuppet accounts has its own set of problems to solve.
Anything that automates yourself is exactly what coding is good for.
Hi, OP here. I am 15 now and stuff. Sad to see this board being that dead, considering the majority of the recent threads are made by me, but nice to see that endchan/tech has not completely become my own blog :)
>Mozilla, developer of the Firefox internet browser, has argued that more must be done to keep Donald Trump and other “bad actors” out of cyberspace, prompting many to vow to never use the group’s services again. >In a blog post titled ‘We need more than deplatforming’, the open-source software community said that Twitter’s decision to permanently ban Trump from its platform didn’t go far enough in weeding out “hate” on the internet. While blaming Trump for the “siege and take-over” of the US Capitol on January 6, the non-profit tech group argued that “white supremacy is about more than any one personality.”
>>14624 no different than mozilla's phishing protection filter and then the 7 gorillian next snakeoils they came out with after that.
firefox does not even follow basic wigger slogans like MECHANISM NOT POLICY
it's shit even by wigger standards
>hurr durr js bad >yet somehow does not have any problem with this horseshit where if JS is off and you press post and it opens a new page to fill out a captcha which if you fail you have to go back and hit refresh >hurr durr js bad >yet somehow does not have any problem with what happens when you disable JS on 8gag: the post button opens a download dialog to get a text file saying "please go to https://sys.8kun.top/dnsbls_bypass.php to fill out a captcha" <hurr durr thats only 8kun >it was like that on 8gag since the beginning >8cuck has also pointlessly required referer [sic] header, which is the sole reason (((googzilla))) waited until 2020 to deprecate it >instead of proper style everyone and their dog has been able to get right since the 90's: having a captcha right under the post field >also requires cookies whereas above would only need a cookie if you want to post twice with the same ephemeral session
I've told this to people before but they usually think I don't know what I'm talking about because they can't comprehend something being downloaded onto their computer without them clicking a download button.
>You will currently not be able to access any v3 onion addresses, what is happening is unknown, but it is potentially a huge attack on the entire network. Earlier today I made a post outlining consequences I would be putting into place to deter markets from funding DDoS attacks against each other, as the potential to scale and completely kill every node on the network is a very real potential outcome. Now everything is down and I have no idea if this has sped up the process of this occurring or if it is even an attack at all, all I know is, this is big.
>This attack began after Dread forum owner, HugBunter made a post stating the consequences for market owners who continue to attack rival markets.
>>14587 The vast majority of people using Tor don't even visit onion sites in the first place. Most people use it either to get around censorship of the clearnet or for muh privacy. All of the FUD you see about redrooms or hitmen is sensationalist garbage made up by the mainstream media.
I've seen the spam claim a lot but never really seen any proof of it. I know of plenty of sites (including this one) that allow posting through Tor and aren't spammed to hell. Why does it have to be Tor, anyway? What's to stop people from using a VPN to spam?
Xonotic: >Many developers. >Has been rewritten several times. Few new features. >10 weapons, they don't do any noticeable damage however. >Literally castrated - engine developer is now "a woman" >Readable font >Pro-Gay, Accepts and promotes "Transgenderism", Pro-feminist. >Wishes to revoke license of "Transphobic" developers, but thinks this is impossible. >No racial awareness. Anti-racist. >Motto: we strive for excellence
ChaosEsque Anthology: >One developer >Never rewritten. Many new features. Accepts mortality. >217 Weapons >Forked 10 years ago, before all of that faggot shit. >TTT Font Displays the Cross of Jerusalem at every Opportunity TTT
So I used to swear by Thinkpads, and used to use Lenovos for a very long time. However, nowadays I have to second-guess any of my Thinkpad decisions.
Lately, all lenovos that I've been using (X and T series) seem to be super unreliable...physically. Things like the touchpad will start to wig out after some time (so I have to disable it in the firmware). I use the keyboard pretty often, and ever since IBM sold their Thinkpad line to lenovo, their keys tend to fall part from exhaustive usage. Touchscreen is also super unreliable after a year in that it will occasionally think that you're touching some part of the touchscreen.
If you're a heavy computer user, and don't want to be planning to buy a laptop once a year (Although, I think this is the average lifetime for a laptop). I'd really consider something else. If you're only browsing the web, you use an external mouse, and are okay with having to replace it in a bit. Then you're probably fine.
The big PC makers all have competent engineers and they occasionally will produce a good product, particularly for their top spec machine. For some reason people really latch onto this concept with Lenovo, but generally ignore other excellent pro grade hardware, notably from HP and Dell. I've worked with these three brands and have to say on average the HP are the best, followed by Dell, with Lenovo taking third.
You can certainly point to exceptions of this trend, and there's good and band from any group, but on average you'll pay more for less with Lenovo.
With all that shit talking out of the way, the idea that should be lauded is buying a top spec machine used rather than the walmart special garbage new. You can do this with practically any brand and come out ahead, especially when you figure that even if something needs to be replaced it won't break your budget.
Duuuuude! A Lenovo T420 is totally righteous. It's the highest of high tech, which is of course why they called it a 420. It even has a touch-sensitive bud tray built right into the middle of the keyboard. That is a Good Choice my man. Nothing says "I am the Bong Lord" like rolling in with a 420.
Linux is a meme operating system for meme people, literally everyone I know that considers themselves a "serious Linux user" is either completely retarded or just a living Reddit-Meme on legs with an extra bit of cancer on top. Why do freeshits think they're hot shit for using an unusable and unmaintainable piece of shit and getting on everyone's nerves with it?
Where does the idea come from that GUI's are "bloat" and exist for normalfags? I'm not going to poison this question with speculation, assumptions, or theories and will just wait for your perspectives.
>>14539 Before Win95 came along, pretty much everyone had the choice to use GUI or not. DOS computers with 640 KB or less were very common, and capable enough to do most office tasks, like word processing, spreadsheets, and whatnot.
My aunt had an old Amstrad PC1512 that she used through most of the 90's to do all her stuff, including Internet. This particular model had 512 KB RAM, two 5.25-inch floppy drives, and a 2400 baud modem. Also it had a nice dot matrix printer that she used to print letters, and (postal) mailing lists, and other stuff. This was a perfectly adequate setup for all her tasks, because--get this--everything including the Internet at the time was mostly text-oriented!
In fact, if you really wanted to, you could have just as well used an 8-bit computer for all that stuff back then. You didn't even need graphics at all, and most of the early CP/M computers that could run WordStar didn't have any graphics. Like, if you wrote a byte to the video memory, you'd get a character on the screen. And IBM PCs themselves didn't necessary have a graphics card either.
There is a criminal organization in Brazil using NSO Group's Pegasus to infect devices for hack for hire, to incite terrorism, blackmail people, produce illegal pornography and assist in assassinations. They also have other advanced malware, like UEFI implants and even persistent implants for Kindle and Raspberry Pi. Plus face/voice recognition on every camera and microphone they can get into, in public or private places.
Brazil won't do anything to stop them. Only the FBI, CIA and NSA can stop them.
There is also the possibility that they were engaged on the hack of Bezos' smartphone.
If you know of any security researcher who wants to reverse engineer the exploits they are using, I am more than willing to help them.
If you want a story about how they operate, I am willing to work with you to expose them.
Find out if the desktop computer you desire has included programs. You habit to know what they are. You dependence to know if it has a word processor or spreadsheet program that you will use. This is important to many for their work. Also, find out if the software included are full versions or demos. The demos expire after 30 or 90 days, which require you to buy the full versions yourself.
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DOJ criminal complaint against a "Technology and Security Officer" for teleconferencing company Zoom, for spying, harassing and censoring American citizens using Zoom, at the request of the Chinese government.